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NEDO and Hitachi, Ltd. to Host Launch Ceremony of Japan-U.S. Island Grid Project in Maui

Hitachi, Ltd.:

What: The New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization (NEDO) and Hitachi, Ltd. have been conducting a Smart Grid Project in Hawaii since October 2011. A joint undertaking by the U.S. and Japan, the full-scale project demonstration will be launched at a formal ceremony on Tuesday, December 17, 2013.

WHY: On the Maui Island, Hawaii, a significant amount of the electricity supply is already generated by renewable energy. The goal of the Project is to verify cutting-edge technologies within a Smart Grid application and the utilization of large volumes of renewable energy already in place and the evaluation of contributing to smart grid standards and implementation of a low-carbon social infrastructure system that can be efficiently used in other sub-tropical regions.

WHO: Media is encouraged and welcome to attend this special Launch Ceremony.

WHEN: Date: Tuesday, 17th December, 2013

Time:

    9:00am-2:00pm Overview of Project and Site Tour
 
5:00pm- Opening Ceremony
(Photos of Special Guests start at 4:15pm)
 
Further details of the schedule will be given to confirmed participants.
 

Venue:

Maui Island, Hawaii

Attendees:

Mr. Hiroshi Kuniyoshi, Executive Director
New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization (NEDO)
Mr. Koji Tanaka, Executive Vice President, Hitachi, Ltd.
 

Media Contacts:

All media attendance must be confirmed with those listed below.
 

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